CAPE TOWN – Coronavirus infections in South Africa have increased by 17 cases to 1187, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Saturday.
“Fellow South Africans, as at today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 1187. We must outrightly state that these numbers do not indicate a reduction in the number of infections. It is merely a reflection of positive results that were received, verified and ready for today’s reporting,” said Mkhize
The provincial breakdown is as follows ;
WESTERN CAPE 271
KWAZULU – NATAL 156
FREE STATE 68
NORTH WEST 6
EASTERN CAPE 10
NORTHERN CAPE 5
Mkhize said that he was concerned at the increase in infections of health workers.
“We have noted with concern a number of confirmed COVID-19 cases of health workers who work both in the private and public hospitals. This includes doctor and nurses. We mention this because health workers are in the frontline of this battle. They are exposed not only to their families but to the patients who they are meant to treat,” he said.
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